Detective Jason Steinke of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office – Fugitive Warrants Unit is in search of a female suspect with a felony arrest warrant for burglary and grand theft. While on patrol, Detective Steinke receives a tip of a possible residence where the woman may be hiding. Detective Steinke and several members of the Warrants Unit arrive at the residence and while waiting for someone to answer the door, they notice several firearms laying around the house. When no one answers the door they make a cautious entry into the home searching each room slowly. In the very last room, a deputy sees a foot sticking out of a pile of clothes in the closet. The woman is ordered out and taken into custody. The woman’s only request is that she be allowed to brush her teeth before going to jail. Detective Steinke allows the woman’s boyfriend to help brush her teeth before she is transported to jail for her warrant.

Story Title 

Brush With The Law


Jason Steinke




Lee County Sheriff’s Office

Station/Area Command

Fugitive Warrants



Hire Date

July 1, 2002

Originally From

Fort Myers

How did you get into Law Enforcement?

My first arrest was a domestic disturbance call where a husband beat up his wife inside the house. The victim (wife) called 911 for our help. When I arrived on the scene, there was blood everywhere and the suspect was still inside the house refusing to come out. Eventually, my district partner and I were able to take the suspect into custody without incident. The victim was transported to the hospital and the suspect went to jail.

What is your favorite part about your job?

The best part about my job is hunting down the violent felons that don’t think they can be caught. 


My wife and I volunteer at our local animal shelter, run a Christmas toy drive and help injured animals across the nation. In addition, my wife and I enjoy almost all outdoor activities. I like to hunt, fish, dive, hike, bike ride, play football and baseball.  

What is your favorite quote or saying?

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